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A NARRATIVE OF THE BRITON'S VOYAGE, TO PITCAIRN'S ISLAND.
Taunton: Printed for the Author by J.W. Marriott, 1817. - [6],iii,[3],179,[2]pp. plus twelve plates (two folding) comprised of sixteen etchings and 8pp. publisher's advertisements. Octavo. Modern three- quarter red morocco and boards, spine gilt. Light scattered soiling and foxing. Some light offsetting from plates. Very good. A fascinating and valuable account of Pacific travel, by an officer in the Royal Marines on the H.M. Frigate Briton, including much information on the mutiny of the Bounty, and an interview with the last survivor on Pitcairn Island. Shillibeer was able to record what he saw in beautiful etchings he made on the spot, including views of Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Juan Fernandez, Callao, and Santa Christina, as well as portraits of Friday Fletcher October Christian (Fletcher Christian's son), Patookee, a lady of Lima, and several others. "An engaging narrative including some curious details regarding the mutiny of the BOUNTY, gleaned from a meeting with the last survivor, John Adams, when the ship called at Pitcairn Island. The BRITON first visited Rio de Janeiro. From Brazil the vessel was ordered into the Pacific to search for the American frigate ESSEX, then threatening British whalers in those waters. Interesting information regarding Captain David Porter of the ESSEX and his proceedings in the Marquesas is included. Various places on the coast of Chile and Peru were visited, particularly Lima, as well as the Galapagos Islands" - Hill. HILL 1563. BORBA DE MORAES, p.796. SABIN 80483.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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